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Public Living Environments: The Myth and Dilemma of Public (公共 gōng gòng) Design —A Lecture by Kin Wai Michael SIU

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Kin Wai Michael SIU will discuss the term “public” from the perspective of its more complex Chinese language equivalent—公共(gōng gòng), examining how the interpretation of these constituent terms influences the design of public spaces. He will suggest that, for design researchers and practitioners, a re-thinking of the relationship between gōng and gòng can result in better public living environments.

Kin Wai Michael SIU is Chair Professor of Public Design and leader of the Public Design Lab at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research areas include public design, user reception, inclusive design, and social innovation. In addition to publishing widely, he holds over 50 US and international patents and design registrations, and has received numerous invention and design awards.

Presented by School of Design Strategies, Parsons 

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